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Sphenomorphus tanneri GREER & PARKER, 1967

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Tanner’s Skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus tanneri GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus solomonis BURT & BURT 1932 (part.)
Sphenomorphus tanneri — MYS 1988: 147
Sphenomorphus tanneri — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionSolomon Islands, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago

Type locality: “at Kunua, Bougainville, Solomon Islands”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 76551 
Etymologynamed after Charles Tanner (1911-1996), Australian herpetologist specializing in snake venom. 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
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